As most of my regular readers know, I’m an older student with destroyed knees and various other injuries – 99% percent were pre BJJ.
Looking elsewhere is not always a bad idea as a good instructor in another Art or simply a different training regimen can never hurt.
Many of my training partners, including JoJo, have visited a local cross-fit program run by ECU Purple Belt Dan Stearns. While I’ve heard endless praise of the program, I realize that I’m not the right candidate.
However, JoJo has offered me a KickBoxing program that has let my knees feel better than they have in nearly twenty-five years.
At ECU, there’s also a Yoga program that gives every student the chance to improve their core and/or flexibility.
I love BJJ, but sometimes we have to step outside our comfort zones in order to take the next steps.
Fortunately, I train at an academy where I have plenty of opportunities.